EUROSTAD Living arrangements of children aged under 18, 2008
October 27, 2011
- Demography & Population
marriage, eurostad, living, children
In 2008, 74% of children in the EU27 lived with two married parents, while 14% lived in a single-parent household and 12% in a household with cohabitating parents. In all Member States, the most common living arrangement for children aged less than 18 years was to live in a household with married parents. In 2008, just over half of children lived with two married parents in Estonia and Sweden (both 54%), while the proportion was around 90% in Greece (92%) and Cyprus (89%). Children living in a household with cohabitating parents were most common in Sweden (27%), Estonia (23%), France (21%) and Slovenia (20%), while the highest shares of children living with one parent were found in Latvia and Ireland (both 23%), Estonia and the United Kingdom (both 21%). These figures on living arrangements in the EU Member States come from a report published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. While this release focuses on the living arrangements of children and of men and women aged 65 and over, the report covers a broader range including multigenerational households and young adults.
Two parents, married
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